“Are these pants too tight?” That is what my client- a millennial woman in leadership- asked me the other day.
We were working on her closet. She was trying on a pair of fitted ankle pants she loved to wear. Her conservative company is forward thinking. They are embracing millennial ideas into their historically conservative company, in order to connect with younger consumers.
It got me thinking.
One important thing for millennials is style, and self expression through style. But what are the new professional boundaries? How tight can your pants be and still be acceptable at work for a woman in leadership?
I looked into it:
In Corporette‘s blog post The Perfect Pants Fit, Kat suggests being able to pinch at least an inch of fabric at your thigh. For that reason, Kat also believes skinny jeans are not appropriate for the office. Corporette is a style blog and forum largely for lawyers, so their offices are typically ultra conservative.